tisdag 22 augusti 2017

Seminar on the results of the ARKDIS project

Seminar with short presentations of the results of the 

Archaeological Information in the Digital Society research project (ARKDIS)

and general discussion on archaeology and archaeological information in the contemporary society.

October 2, 1-3 pm in Room 4-2007, English Park Campus, Uppsala University, Uppsala. 

Presenters include prof. Isto Huvila (Dept of ALM, Uppsala University), Lisa Börjesson (Dept of ALM, Uppsala University), Doc. Nicolò Dell’Unto (Dept of Archaeology and Ancient History, Lund University), Dr. Daniel Löwenborg (Dept of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University), Doc. Bodil Petersson (Department of Cultural Studies, Linnaeus University), and Doc. Per Stenborg (Dept of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg).

The Department of ALM has moved. The entrance to the building is marked on https://www.google.se/maps/place/Thunbergsv%C3%A4gen+3D,+752+38+Uppsala/@59.853781,17.6248227,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x465fcbf2022e27f9:0xa40900d30c717df1!8m2!3d59.853781!4d17.6270114 from where you should take you to the left and two stairs up.

The seminar is organised together with ARKDIS project, Department of ALM and the KOM research node of the Faculty of Arts, Uppsala University.

For inquiries, contact prof. Isto Huvila, first name.lastname@abm.uu.se

tisdag 15 augusti 2017

Archaeologists Anonymous

Isto discusses in a recently published article the role of naming and anonymity in archaeological knowledge production in the article Archaeology of no names? The social productivity of anonymity in the archaeological information process published in the journal ephemera. The full text of the article is openly available at the journal website att http://www.ephemerajournal.org.

Full citation: Huvila, I. Archaeology of no names? The social productivity of anonymity in the archaeological information process. ephemera, 2017, 17(2), 351-376.

and abstract of the article:

The portrait gallery of archaeology presents a conspicuous mix of discoveries of the great characters of the past and an everyday labour of faceless individuals of the past and present in the service of archaeology and archaeological knowledge. The aim of this text is to discuss the premises and conditions of why and how the anonymisation happens in the archaeological information process and the forms of social productivity (or consequences) of the anonymous moves. Anonymity becomes a boundary object that is authored in the course of the switchings from netdom to another to emerge as a particular type of social relation and a constituent of a social imaginary of being archaeological.